And now it’s April. How did that happen? I will have to remember that March is a busy time around Georgia Tech or maybe it’s just because my work has caught up with me.
Anyways one thing that I have been taking a greater interest in the past few months is keeping track of conferences, specifically for games and interactive media. It seems a lot are popping up around the globe and I’m trying to gauge how each one is valid to either submit papers or look into the proceedings afterwards.
GDC is always a good standby for the definitive game conference. I missed GDC this year, which was bitter sweet. I’ve gone the previous two years and I had a great time. Though the second time, 2007, I feel I didn’t get as much out of it as I did in 2006. Plus I also went to the Austin GDC conference in fall 2007 which made me decide not attending GDC-proper was the way to go this year. But I was able to read a lot of the articles about the talks online and converse with people that had gone, so I’m glad I didn’t shell out the money this time.
But besides GDC there are a lot of game or game-related conferences out there that I’ve included below. Some of the conference websites are from last year but most of those have the possibility to return. I also starred the ones I’m trying to get to this year.
AI and Interactive Digital Entertainment (AIIDE’08)
Austin Game Developers Conference
Game Related Conferences:
Edutainment 2008, Conference on E-learning and Games
Computer games, between text and practice
SIGGRAPH Sandbox 2008 **
CFP: Future and Reality of Gaming (FROG)
The [Player] Conference
Fun and Games
Meaningful Play **
Computer Oriented Conferences:
Conference on Entertainment Computing
Advances in computer entertainment technology
Intelligent Virtual Agents 2008 **
Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI 2008)
HCI2008 Culture, Creativity, Interaction
Conference on Computer Science and Information System
Digital Media Conferences:
Creative Construct: Building for Culture and Creativity
Conference on Weblogs and Social Media
Interactive content exchange 2008
Association of Internet Researchers